Colleen McCain Nelson, who was a summer intern at The Kansas City Star in 1995, will return this fall as vice president of the newspaper’s editorial board. She received a Pulitzer with two others for their editorials at The Dallas Morning News and currently covers Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The Star also is hiring Eric Nelson, her husband, to head its digital operations. For both, the move from jobs in Washington, D.C., marks a return to roots.
Tax incentives for development projects are a hot topic in Kansas City. A much-discussed ordinance that would limit the level of tax incentives for private projects will get a hearing before a council committee, months after its introduction. But don’t expect a quick vote.
RootMetrics said Verizon won all six of its testing categories outright. No ties. It also won 41 statewide tests outright. AT&T was a strong second and Sprint held off rival T-Mobile yet again in overall performance rankings. The results confirm and contradict other testing reports, giving carriers room to market their best showings.
Waldo’s KC Needlepoint has been open a year and offers a diverse selection of hand-painted canvases, including Kansas City sites like Arrowhead Stadium and The Scout. Customers can take a break from their smartphones and socialize while making stockings and ornaments, pillows and seat covers, belts, baggage tags, handbag, key fobs and more.
The A. Drue Jennings Professorship in Medical Oncology was created through a $1.3 million challenge grant from the Hall Family Foundation, which generated a gift commitment of $650,000 from the Sunderland Family Fund, KU Med announced Tuesday.
Wang Jianlin, the chairman of Dalian Wanda Group Co., said he intends to buy two non-production film companies in the U.S. that are worth more than $1 billion, will then pursue one of the Big Six movie studios. The Beijing-based real estate and entertainment conglomerate owns AMC Entertainment Holdings headquartered in Leawood.
Costs of EpiPens, critical devices for delivering lifesaving drugs to people suffering from severe allergies, have skyrocketed in the last year. That’s made patients nervous about whether they can afford to have the devices handy.
A volley of offers by each state to limit the use of economic development incentives over the last two years seems to have all been for naught after the Kansas Commerce Department sent a letter to the Kansas City Downtown Council Community Improvement District offering its help. There’s nothing the Kansas agency can do to help organizations in Missouri outside of providing assistance for a business looking to expand or relocate into Kansas.
Apple is the first store to open in the redeveloped Halls Plaza building, now called Plaza 211. The new store features a 6K video wall and retail items in a “boutique” setting. Also, Buffalo Wings & Rings is eying the local market.
Backed by a $300,000 settlement with the owner of the Inner City Oil gasoline station at 31st and Cleveland, a South Roundtop neighborhood group announced plans Monday to build affordable housing. But the gas station owner’s dispute continues with other residents and the state of Missouri.
Asian stocks meandered Wednesday as investors awaited fresh cues from Federal Reserve on the outlook for interest rates. Markets were steady following the submarine launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea.
A strong earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. One mayor reported a family of four trapped under the debris without signs of life and another said simply: "The town isn't here anymore."
Bridget Hughes shows her tiny Kansas City apartment where her family of six live. Rents across Kansas City have spiked in the past year with the highest increases occurring in what had been areas with the lowest average rents, meaning that low income renters are feeling the greatest distress. Video by: ALLISON LONG | firstname.lastname@example.org